Tuesday, July 20, 2004

John Kerry and Aborted Principles

Recently, Kerry made these remarks:
 
"I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception. But I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist...who doesn't share it. We have separation of church and state in the United States of America." 
 
Folks, this is called moral relativism. What's right and true and pure and good for me, may not be for others. His statement offers no hint of a universal truth, no mention of what abortion entails. Why is abortion wrong? Because a human child's life is being terminated? If you believe that, the question is: How could you not vote against it? With his own words, Kerry has proven that he is not a man of principle. He admits his intention of continuing to vote in favor of a practice he finds repugnant.  To make matters worse, he blanketly indicts his fellow Protestants and Jews as groups which are pro-abortion.
 
This has nothing to do with separation of church and state. It has everything to do with what is morally right and wrong. If science can prove conclusively that the termination of a pregnancy is the killing of an unborn child (and this has been done), then it's not a matter of opinion or religious conviction. It's a matter of fact. Putting political expediency above truth does not a virtuous leader make. Quite the opposite.

2 comments:

Crystal Lake said...

You are absolutely correct. It's not unusual for the Left to confuse issues like abortion - make it sound like it's an issue of 'religion' rather than an issue of human life.

Wes said...

Well-said, Sarah. I agree completely. Nice to hear from you.